Destin Black

University of Maine, Intermedia Graduate Studies

Projects

All Projects, Listed by Date Started

Start

Project

Class

Status

08.30.16

Postcards

Studio Critique 1

On-going

09.06.16

Introductory Pecha Kucha

Studio Critique 1

On-going

09.27.16

The “Work” of Art

Studio Critique 1

Complete 12.13.16

09.27.16

Idea Log & Thought Log

Studio Critique 1

Complete 12.13.16

10.04.16

Random Dinosaurs

Studio Critique 1

On-going

11.15.16

Objects of Craft

Studio Critique 1

Incomplete

10.04.16

Creative Plan

Creative Concepts

Complete 12.15.16

11.16.16

Experiencing an Alien Virtual Environment

Interactivity

Complete 12.13.16

11.20.16

Robotics Project

Independent Study

Current

11.27.16

Collected Voice Recordings

Studio Critique 2

Terminated 04.03.17

12.19.16

Time Magazine

Studio Critique 2

Current

12.20.16

Man or Machine

Studio Critique 2

Terminated 04.03.17

12.26.16

Studio Construction

Studio Critique 2

Current

01.05.17

Origin

Studio Critique 2

Current

01.18.17

Artist Statements

Studio Critique 2

Current

01.19.17

Intermedia Artist, Research

History & Theory

Current

01.28.17

Between

Studio Critique 2

Current

On-going Projects

The classes in the Intermedia Program require projects. Some of those will be implemented and completed in one semester. Others will extend across multiple semesters and may continue indefinitely. This page lists and explains these projects.

 

Idea Log & Thought Log

Start Date: 2016, Fall: Studio Critique 1

Summary: The project is to keep a record of ideas as they come to me. The record will be maintained as a list and may include supplementary images and videos. The list will be periodically reviewed, revised and commented on.

The Thought Log is an off-shoot of the idea log. I discovered that I needed a place to record things that were simply questions or thought processes that did not belong in the idea log but I might want to revisit at a later date.

These projects are password protected. It feels weird to publicize my incomplete thoughts and ideas.

 

Introductory Pecha Kucha

Start Date: 2016, Fall: Studio Critique 1

Summary: The Pecha Kucha was initially assigned for 09.06.16. We were told to introduce ourselves and our practice using a presentation style that contains 20 images that move at 20 second intervals. I felt that I could not describe myself or my practice using any of the traditional formats. I opted to create my Pecha Kucha by combing works of literature to tell my story. Then I added small abstract paintings that reflected the mood of each section of text. I liked the result so well that I decided to continue revising it as part of my first semester Studio Critique class. I completed one revision. I would like to continue this process through remaining semesters until I am fully satisfied with what it expresses. Then I intend to use the presentation to create a larger visual biography.

 

Postcards

Start Date: 2016, Fall: Studio Critique 1

Summary: The postcard project actually began before I entered the program. I make a practice of sending my mother at least one postcard every day. This has led me to ask many questions about the process. I planned to make this the focus of my first semester but decided that my overall plan was so large that it would exclude other practices. Instead, I have maintained my practice and continued to work on how I want to pursue it as a subject of study. There have been and will continue to be variations and offshoots of this project as I explore its full potential. I intend to maintain this project indefinitely.

 

Random Dinosaurs

Start Date: 2016, Fall: Studio Critique 1

Summary: I started making dinosaur dioramas a long time ago. I made one for my Creative Concepts class on 10.04.16. Then I remembered how much I enjoyed it and I made another just for me. I didn’t think that the dinosaurs would ever become anything significant. I did not really think of labeling them as art. Owen suggested to me that they could be art, if sufficient thought and meaning were attached. He is right. I don’t enjoy them so much without thought. I decided to keep making them and exploring the meaning and symbolism behind them. Also, they are funny and I like funny things.

 

For Current Projects, See Semester 2: Studio Work Plan

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